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Souter lighthouse

Address: Souter Lighthouse Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, South Shields, SR6 7NH ..., South Shields, England
+44 191 529 3161
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Must visit when walking from South Shields to Whitburn

We always stop here when walking along our beautiful coastline. It's a great place for children to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gail M
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South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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Imposing

I was born in the coastal area and am well versed with the lighthouse area, the reception and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tynesalmon
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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Address: Souter Lighthouse Souter Lighthouse, Coast Road, Whitburn, South Shields, SR6 7NH ..., South Shields, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop here when walking along our beautiful coastline. It's a great place for children to play and couples to relax.It also offers the opportunity to know it's history and it was at one point on most hunted.Drinks and food reasonably priced.Definitely a must...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born in the coastal area and am well versed with the lighthouse area, the reception and knowledge imparted to visitors is second to none and I have travelled to a great many NT sites. My problem was after taking relations there is this...More

Thank tynesalmon
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Visited with friends on a very cold frosty day. The view to the lighthouse and coast was lovely, but we didn't go inside. Would love to return on a warmer day for another visit.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Great lighthouse with a good view. We went to the top of the lighthouse and we were lucky enough to have 2 gentlemen explain about the workings of the light and spin it for us. You can also take a look at a preserved keepers...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We came with our grandchildren as we are all members of NT. The gentleman in the first room was very obliging in telling our girls the history of the first lighthouse and was very informative and interesting. There was a play area room with activities...More

1  Thank GEORDIEJUNE
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Had our wave of light here fantastic as always even light it up for all babyloss well done also has free admission on the night which is brilliant xx

1  Thank jojo9090
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a National Trust property so if you have a membership card and car park sticker you can park in the car park and enter for free, otherwise pay and display parking charges apply as are day visitor charges. There are staff on hand...More

1  Thank Les H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We visited as a group, engineers with out partners. We had a very knowledgeable guide, Matt, who could answer all manner of questions. We all learnt quite a lot about lighthouses and Souter in particular. A great afternoon was enjoyed by all, preceeded by a...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Old Cafe with waitress service and local delicacies was good now just an ordinary cafe same as most other places no character

Thank b7wytfay
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Enjoyable visit with informative guide. Well restored light floating on 1.5 tons of mercury. Nice compressor room and gift shop.

Thank mslancashire503927
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alijones60
16 August 2017|
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Response from TheUKwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Hi You do pay and display for the car park unless you are a National Trust member and are displaying the correct colour sticker in the car window in which case it's free. Hope this helps.
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Dom T
7 May 2016|
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Response from bryanjustin | Reviewed this property |
No dogs, narrow entrance and staircase.
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